Humboldt Confirms First Positive Case Of COVID-19 In One Week, Bring County Total To 51 | Lost Coast Outpost


The number of COVID-19 cases in Humboldt County has now risen to 51, with one more case confirmed today. This is the first positive result since April 7. Contacts are underway to determine the means of transmission of this new case.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said that each case reminds us that COVID-19 is circulating in our community. “We were expecting new cases,” she said. “It is important that everyone follows the Shelter Order on site as well as the other recommended measures, including social isolation, masking, frequent hand washing and disinfection, and good cleaning practices.”

The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:

  • Contact with a known case: 23
  • Acquired trips: 20
  • Community transmission: 7
  • Under investigation: 1

For the most current COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by contacting [email protected] or by calling 707-441-5000.


COVID-19 Daily Case Report of April 14

  • Total number of positive cases: 51
  • Total number of hospitalizations: 3

Total number of people tested by the public health laboratory:

Total number of people tested by all other sources (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and commercial labs):

The Public Health Laboratory currently has a capacity of approximately 580 tests and can process approximately 60 samples per day with an approximate delay of 48 to 72 hours.

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit or For local information, visit, call 707-441-5000 or email [email protected]


Notes on patient and demographic data

To protect the identity of people with COVID-19, their specific place of residence will not be disclosed. The Humboldt County Public Health Authority is legally responsible for the protection of personal health information, including the address of residence, specific age, recent trips, identity and location of any contact. , the medical treatment provider, the course of the disease and any other information likely to identify a person infected or exposed to the virus, unless it is in the interests of public health.

While we understand this is of interest to residents, providing location and demographic information to the general public does not slow the spread of the disease. Humboldt County has no known person-to-person transmission, also known as “community spread”, and no place can be considered safe. To reduce your chances of acquiring or spreading COVID-19, avoid travel, wash your hands, keep yourself and your environment clean, follow the order of the shelter on site, and do not leave the house for any reason except in case of absolute necessity. therefore.

The following case information is provided daily from Monday to Saturday:

  • New positive cases
  • Total positive cases to date
  • Total hospitalizations to date
  • Total public health laboratory tests to date
  • Total commercial laboratory tests to date
  • Total and daily public health laboratory test capacity and estimated time to completion
  • Transmission data
    • acquired while traveling
    • contact with a known case
    • community transmission
    • under investigation

Additional information is provided every Friday:

  • Regional data
    • currently measured as a percentage in a densely populated area
    • will soon be represented instead by region after the minimum thresholds for positive cases by region have been reached
  • Sex
  • Middle age
  • Test rate and positive test rate compared to the state of California.

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